Tim Bray on Web Apps vs. Native Apps

It seems very likely to me that there’s something simple and beautiful lurking inside the browser platform that will hit the greatest 80/20 point in software history. But I’ve been thinking that for a decade or more, now.

Browsers and Apps in 2012, Tim Bray

Well, from my point of view, there will – in foreseeable future – be area of problems that only native apps could solve. In the same way, there is and – in foreseeable future – will be area of problems that web apps solve better than native apps. I personally think the latter area is bigger in terms of money to be made off but it does not matter much as both are huge and growing fast.

And that’s all not speaking about the “gray” area of mutant native apps using some form of browser integration or web apps using hardware API of the mobile device.